For full list of current Diary dates, see latest Newsletter
11th August 2017
Band for Life performed at the Late Bloom Festival in the Crossrail Roof Garden at Canary Wharf.
Watch a clip of their group sing-a-long:
Saturday 9th September from 1030
The circuit choir is holding a Summer Sing in the chapel of the QVSR. All are invited to sing hymns/songs old and new. You don’t have to be a member of the choir - just come along and enjoy!
'Word on Sunday' - Conversation Welcome – Sundays, 4:00-5:30pm at Bethnal Green Church
Exploring how we might use our own Christian faith to help us get involved in answering some really important questions. Word on Sunday sessions are taking a break over the summer. First autumn session will be on
Sunday 10th September
See details and outcomes of the Conversations
Supporting the Whitechapel Mission - Take one Tin at a Time
Harvest is coming – but not until September. At this time of year the cupboards are looking empty, and we have to resort to buying ingredients for our breakfasts with our dwindling cash reserves.
One way to help out Whitechapel Mission is to bring just one tin of baked beans or plum tomatoes to church every week. Add the extra tin to your weekly shopping list. Set a repeating reminder in your phone. Just bring a tin and pop it in a box. [You can also bring other items from our desperate list as well: sugar, coffee, honey, biscuits, instant hot chocolate, toothbrushes, razors, carrier bags, rucksacks. Also men’s: underwear, socks, jeans 28”-36”, trainers, shoes and trousers 28-34".]
Let John Hayes (07531 243327) know when you have something to collect, and we will take it down to the Mission. Every little helps.
Champion the cause – Whitechapel Mission Champions
We are also looking for a Whitechapel Mission Champion in
every congregation in our circuit.
Are you passionate about the work of Whitechapel Mission supporting the vulnerable, homeless and rough sleepers? Would you act as an advocate for their work, and champion the cause in your own congregation? Could you encourage people to develop their involvement with this life-changing mission that is part of our Circuit serving local people? Please pray about this, and if you think that this is something that God is speaking to you about, then please speak to me! Revd John Hayes (07531 243327)
A new series at Old Ford church to help explore our Christian faith
This short course, developed by the Methodist Church, will look at the following over 8 sessions:
Glimpses of God;
Meeting Jesus today;
The difference Jesus makes;
Empowered by the Holy Spirit;
Engaging with Scripture;
Called by Name.
This course is open to anyone from across the circuit, and the timings will be arranged to suit those who would like to take part. If you are interested or would like more information, please contact the Rev'd John Hayes on 07531243327.
Old Ford Church is open every Tuesday 13.30-15.00 for craft-work, coffee and cake
Bring any craft you are working on. Beginners welcome
On the second Tuesday of each month, 12.30, there is a light lunch at Old Ford with an opportunity for conversation, prayer and then a short service.
These are all open to anyone living locally, as well as to everyone across the circuit
Pilgrims come from all over the world to visit John Wesley's Chapel and see the house where he lived in the C18th. It's only a short distance from Tower Hamlets. Have you ever been there? (Free of charge)
Next open House event 13th September Wesley's Chapel and Museum Site
Tower Hamlets Circuit is registered for the Easyfundraising site, which means you can raise money for the church when you buy online via Easyfundraising.
1. Register as a user and choose “Methodist Church in Tower Hamlets” as your cause
2. Go to easyfundraising.org.uk first when you buy online. Find the retailer’s name, click through to their site and do your shopping.
3. The church gets a percentage of what you spend.
There are lots of retailers taking part including: Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Ebay, Amazon.co.uk, Clark’s, British Airways
For full address and details of each church in the circuit, see Congregations